Sec 17B, Gurgaon: Preparing for the rainy days ahead

By Reena Dhankher
Photo: Futurenews.ca
Posted: Jun 09, 2017

The RWA of Sector 17B, Gurgaon, with help from Municipal Corporation Gurugram (MCG), has started cleaning its rainwater harvesting pits to be better equipped to conserve water this monsoon. 

The 30-acre sector has six rainwater harvesting pits, with three located in green belts, one at the joggers' park, one at the community centre and the sixth near one of the houses in the sector.

“In the 1980’s, the level of the water table was between 30 and 40 feet," said DS Yadav, president of the sector's RWA. "It has dropped down to an alarming 150 feet now."

Yadav said they had started removing sediment and dry leaves from the harvesting pits today. “MCG sent us a team of workers to help us with the work," added Yadav.

"Our society was developed over a gentle slope," said VK Gaur, a resident. "As a result of that, during monsoons, the rainwater does not accumulate anywhere. It flows down the slope. And all our rainwater harvesting pits have been strategically placed along the slope to collect the maximum amount of water."

TAGS: Gurgaon / Monsoons / Sector 17B / Rainwater harvesting pit / Municipal Corporation Gurugram / MCG